One dead in Ceres veldfire

2012-01-04 18:01

Cape Town - One person died in a veldfire outside Ceres in the Western Cape on Wednesday, a traffic officer in the area said.

Winston Koeries said the fire was raging in Mitchells Park between Ceres and Wolseley shortly before 15:00 on Wednesday afternoon.

"I can confirm that a person lost their life in the fire," he said.

The cause of the blaze, which was being fanned by strong winds, was not immediately known.

A fire had also started on the Tulbagh side of the mountain.

  • Ben - 2012-01-04 20:33

    Mitchells Pass, not Park.

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